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Cheli ArussyResearcher of the Week:
Cheli Asurry

Meet Cheli...
She is a Chemical Engineering major and one of many URCAD presenters this year. Her advice to potential research students is to find your personal motivation to do research and talk to people who are currently involved in your field of interest. Once you have done that, make sure you can find the time in your schedule. This is often the most difficult thing to do, but with the right motivation, it is usually possible.

Her research explores the microscopic world of Filamentous fungi. Filamentous fungi are a crucial part of the current biotechnology economy, particularly when used for the production of therapeutics and enzymes. She (The Marten Lab, where Cheli works) hypothesize that hyphal branching is, in part, regulated by autophagy. Autophagy is a cellular-level recycling process that occurs in a wide range of species from fungi to humans.


Read more about her research here...

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